Facelift for Union Street stores

Plans have been submitted to Birmingham City Council to give stores fronting High Street and Union Street a facelift.

Aberdeen Asset Management, which owns the building, has applied to install double height windows to the shop fronts at ground and first floor level in a move that will continue to breathe new life into the area, with a huge new flagship H&M planned for just around the corner on New Street and a giant Primark set to take over Pavilions.

The building on the corner of Union Street and High Street, opposite M&S , currently houses Pandora, WH Smiths and Suits Inn.

Aberdeen Asset Management says the work planned forms part of an investment in the area.

Deputy Head of UK Property Asset Management Stephen Walker says: “We have commenced a programme of work with the intention of modernising this building and this will involve creating new frontages where appropriate.

“Terms are agreed for a major retailer to occupy the former BHS unit on New Street and we are in discussion with several other new occupiers.

“We are investing in this site, along with others in Birmingham and the West Midlands, to ensure that we attract the best possible tenants and provide important jobs and services to the region.”